Pea – Meteor
This first early variety has a neat, dwarf habit producing an abundance of small but well-filled pods. It has very good winter hardiness, even in exposed areas as an autumn variety. Pea Meteor is better flavoured than the old variety Feltham First and ideal for that first dish of the season.
Sow seeds late October/November, or alternatively sow in March. Sow seeds 5cm deep in flat bottomed drills spacing seeds about 2.5-5cm apart in rows about 60cm apart. It prefers well drained, moist, rich soil in an open situation. When plants are about 10cm tall provide twiggy sticks or netting for support. Over-wintered sowings will be ready in May for the first dish of the season. From spring sowings the seed will be ready to harvest around 12 weeks from sowing. Net against pigeons, which can be a problem in many areas, and cover with muslin just before flowering to avoid attack by pea moth.